The following practice is perfect for those with mild low back strain who are keen to use basic yoga principles and postures to build a strong back capable of carrying them confidently forward.
This practice may not be suitable for those with chronic long term strain/ pain and its always good to check with your GP before trying any new physical activity.
To best compliment these postures it’s great to practice in a quiet space with a couple of soothing Balearic beats to serenade you through.
Instead of focusing on finding a “deep sensation of stretch” turn your attention inward, focus on the simple rhythm of your breath. Follow your inhales, follow your exhales and notice how your body changes shape as you breathe.
If your breathing becomes compromised or your mind starts to wander, bring it back to a comfortable space and follow once more.
Check out the pics below or on instagram (where there might be a few more tips) - and as always, grab a second opinion from your GP before starting if you are dealing with chronic stress or pain.
Try it yourself and maybe share with someone you feel may benefit.
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